This newly converted 300-year-old stable accommodation in a traditional farmhouse combines many original features with up-to-the-minute modern convenience. The south-facing private garden terrace has stunning views of lake and mountains. A table and chairs for al fresco dining and comfortable lounging chairs make it the perfect spot to relax and unwind. The 5-metre above-ground swimming pool located on a separate terrace is perfect for cooling down after a long day's sightseeing or hiking. La Mirabella is a great base for walkers/hikers/bikers and is just 40 minutes from Adriatic beaches and designer outlet shopping.
The apartment is arranged on a single level, with two shallow steps leading into it from the front door. With thick external walls, it is naturally very cool in summer and warm in winter (there is an underfloor heating system for the cooler months). There are two double en-suite bedrooms, one with a king-sized bed, the other with 2 twin beds (this can be replaced by a king-size bed, if requested). The en-suite to the main bedroom has bath and separate walk-in shower; the second ensuite is a shower room. The living area is bright and comfortable with a DVD player and iPod dock and a selection of books (in English), games and DVDs. There is wifi internet. The well-equipped kitchen has a dishwasher and microwave. There is a small valuables safe in the main bedroom. Insect screens have been fitted on all the windows.
The south-facing enclosed private garden terrace is mostly laid to grass, with herb and flower beds and a shaded, gravelled eating area. The terrace has wonderful views of the mountains and the nearby lake. The terrace is fenced in and gated and is completely safe for children.
All household linens and towels are provided, as well as pool/beach towels. Towels and bedlinen are changed weekly.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Porto San Giorgio 40 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ancona 90 km, Nearest railway: Porto San Giorgio-Fermo 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The apartment is set in the rolling foothills of the Sibillini mountain range, a short drive from the National Park, with excellent opportunities for walking, hiking and lake swimming. Horse-riding, canoeing, pedal-boating, and gentle walks by the lake and river are 2 minutes away. Amandola has good clay tennis courts that can be pre-booked and a new gym (no membership necessary – you can purchase vouchers for as many visits as you wish). We can provide walking maps and information if you feel like exploring. If you just want to relax and chill out, you can watch the world go by over a coffee or prosecco, and visit the local markets.
There are excellent restaurants nearby, many of them in the beautiful hilltop towns that abound in the area. In the summer season there are food festivals almost every weekend, and you can take in the atmosphere at the many medieval and jousting festivals.
There are stunning examples of Renaissance art in the medieval towns dotted throughout the surrounding hills, and there are many opportunities to enjoy music and opera at open-air venues during the summer months. The larger towns of Ascoli Piceno, Fermo, Loreto and Macerata are well worth a visit.